| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Evelyn Mogren lets the chips fall where they may nearly every day.
After pull-starting her gas-powered chain saw, she deftly applies the tip to a parrot’s wing, a fox’s tail or a rabbit’s fur coat, and their hides and claws begin...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Holy smokes! La Cañada did pretty good on the standardized tests as reported by the California Department of Education. Traditionally, La Cañada Unified is a superstar when it comes to achievement tests. This is a credit to our teachers, support staff,...
| Feb 28, 2012
Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, made up one of the most successful husband-wife teams in children's literature, guiding an empire of books, videos and TV shows about the everyday problems of a family of bears, has died. She was 88.
| Jun 20, 2012
Angela Marquez runs her fingers over the Braille atlas, reading aloud.
"North America," the 10-year-old says, slowly. "South America. Pacific Ocean."
Joan Marason, director of wellness and enrichment programs at Junior Blind of America in Culver City,...
| Nov 28, 2010
The trappings of the holiday season are all around us this time of year, in television commercials that portray wintry wonderlands, in Christmas carols that command "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow," in images of Santa in his ermine-trimmed suit and...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Maurice Sendak, the popular children's book illustrator and writer, died today at age 83 in a Danbury, Conn., hospital after suffering a stroke. Sendak was best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are" but was also a frequent collaborator on operas,...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 11:17 AM
This year's bountyof new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential British...
| Dec 19, 2010
"Let's have a toast," sang Kanye West in September of this sometimes seemingly endless year, debuting a new song, "Runaway," on the MTV Video Music Awards. Over a glassy keyboard sample and an old-school breakbeat, West intoned a gentle melody. "Runaway,"...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 12:45 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A book containing previously unpublished stories by the whimsical San Diego author known as Dr. Seuss will be on store shelves later this year.
"The Bippolo Seed and other Lost Stories" contains seven new stories written by Theodor Seuss...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 4:33 PM
"The Hunger Games" has thrice claimed the No. 1 spot since its March 23 debut, grossing an additional $33.5 million this weekend. Meanwhile, "American Reunion," the fourth installment in the raunchy teen comedy franchise, opened with a so-so $21.5...